Post # 1
So regardless of what happens or where we have our wedding, I have decided on my dress options. I have narrowed it down to two general looks; please help me choose in a timely manner as one element is used and I have to get back to the seller soon! Basically, I want to look classic and elegant. I want some lace element as the wedding is outdoors and I find lace romantic and summery and just love it. No beading. Thanks, bees!
Dress by Allure Bridals. ~$900. Pros: (majorly) love the neckline so much, all lace and gorgeousness at the hem! Cons: No one within 2 hrs carries this model to try on first, the back is very low cut/open and I am very broad shouldered (one of the biggest things I don’t like in any outfit). I am open to other dresses, but it is so hard to find a style with straps and no beading.
Option 2: Strapless with bolero. ~$650. Pros: So classic, alencon lace is my favorite even moreso than the other one, cheaper. Cons: Possibility of bolero and dress color not matching since I’m buying separately. This is not the exact dress, but that’s the basic idea; I’d probably get an ivory sash and tie it as a bow in the back.
Post # 3
Sorry, meant to post under “Dress!”
Post # 4
I absolutely LOVE dress number 1!
Post # 5
I say dress #1. That neckline is unbelievably gorgeous, and I like the consistency of having lace on top and bottom.
Post # 6
I think based on your concern about your shoulders being broad, #2 might be more flattering. But they’re both lovely dresses! Are you able to try #2 on before you buy it?
Post # 7
I REALLY like the first dress. I don’t think the back will exentuate a wider shoulder either. Undergarments might be tricky though, because of the low back. The 2 hour drive sucks, but it just might be worth it. You can make it a fun day trip with a friend or 2!
Post # 8
Dress #1 is stunning!! The second dress really doesn’t do anything for me at all.
Post # 9
Just by these pics, option 1, definitely. That dress is so beautiful, I almost wish I could go back and get married again so I could wear it. LOL
I actually think covering up your shoulders with the bolero might make them look bigger. It’s a strange paradox but when we try to hide the things we’re self-conscious about (which probably nobody else notices, anyway), we sometimes draw more attention to them. I have broad shoulders, too, and I didn’t want strapless. I tried on a dress with a bolero and it looked brutal on me. I ended up with something off the shoulder.
All that being said, it’s hard to say for sure without seeing you in them. Are you able to try them both on?